By Lester Holt, NBC News anchor
With the president apparently poised to announce his new Afghanistan strategy next week—likely tens of thousands of additional troops—we are going to examine what it means to American servicemen and women and their families, the political risks, and we'll get the view from the ground on what those additional forces will be facing.
A lot of you have been hearing about a massive safety recall of certain baby cribs. We will have a full report tonight with the information you need to know.
We will also preview tonight's lavish White House State Dinner in honor of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. It's the first such dinner for the Obama's and is bringing together an impressive list of guests, including our own Brian Williams. I'm sitting in for Brian on the broadcast tonight. I hope you can join us.